The Tales from the Berm by BAD BOY helps cover all the BMX action from around the country and on Saturday, the Mv2 Let the Good Times Roll race meet at The Cove BMX Club was in its cross hairs.
COVER PIC: courtesy of Rolly Empson
There were over 180 riders competing in South Australia’s Hallett Cove on Saturday, providing a plethora of chances for riders to enjoy one of the final events of the year.
The 17 classes on show had everything from clean sweeping performances to transponder checking finishes and the day couldn’t have been more of a success.
Coming out of the start gate first are the 37 participation riders who enjoyed their day on the track as they shredded in the mini-wheeler and sprocket rocket events.
Following suit, the 8-9 boy’s had Winston Richards from Happy Valley never missing the beat as he won every single race to take the top spot. It was a similar story for Amy Main from Cross Key’s as she got the job done in the 8-10 girl’s.
Next are the 10-11 boy’s with Tea Tree Gully’s Aussie champ, Imogen Healy, taking on the boys to finish second behind Preston Murray (Happy Valley).
Shae Archbold, another SA national champion, put on a show on her home dirt as the #1A finished the 11-13 girl’s final in style.
In the 12-13 boy’s, it was a Happy Valley trio that got the job done with Trey Tuffin in the one-spot, followed closely by Tyler Julyan and Ty Bastian. Aussie champ Joel Marsh will head in to 2019 on a high after he produced a comprehensive performance in the 14-16 boy’s.
Ballarat’s Bailey Stewart had a great contest with Shane Marshall from Gawler as the pair went bar-for-bar with two first places and two seconds a piece to both finish tied atop the 17-29 men’s podium.
The 11 riders in the 30 & over men’s class put on a show for the spectators with Tea Tree Gully’s Derek Ragless clean sweeping and ensuring that no one else would take home the chocolates.
The 14+ retro open wheel had Jason Horley stand tallest, while in the 30+ men’s cruiser it was local man, Mark Sandford, who crossed the line first with the #2SA plate on his bike.
Capturing the spotlight was two-time Olympian Anthony Dean who has had a very successful 2018 competing in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and the USA Grands. The South Australian competed in the men’s superclass and can add another achievement to the resume.
Dean finished atop the standings with Tom Siinmaa from Knox and Wade Turner from Eastfield standing either side of him. In the women’s superclass, home dirt hero Annaliese Rokov beat home Georgia Potter and Jaimee Banning.
To see a full list of results – CLICK HERE + take a look at some of the finals below!
We hope you enjoy this week’s Tales from the Berm and we wish all fallen riders a speedy recovery.
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